According to reports, the Buffalo Bills have shown interest in the free agent cornerback.
The depth at the cornerback position has the potential to be a concern for the Buffalo Bills but they could be interested in a veteran cornerback that would certainly help. According to Jeremy Fowler at ESPN, the Bills and the Lions are interested in potentially signing Prince Amukamara.
Earlier this offseason, the Bills were expected to have Levi Wallace, Josh Norman, and E.J. Gaines competing for the starting job opposite Tre’Davious White. However, prior to training camp, Gaines elected to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the pandemic.
This left Norman and Wallace to compete for the job and Josh Norman appeared to win it even though he suffered a hamstring injury midway through training camp. The injury lingered into the season and the Bills placed him on injured reserve before Week 1.
This left only four cornerbacks on the active roster with Wallace, White, Taron Johnson and Siran Neal. The Bills do have some options on their practice squad as Cam Lewis was called up but only played special teams.
The Buffalo Bills have yet to fill the roster spot and a player like Prince Amukamara makes perfect sense. Amukamara is a former first round pick by the New York Giants back in 2011 and has had stops with Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, and recently the Las Vegas Raiders.
However, he didn’t play a snap for the Raiders as he was signed this offseason but released prior to the year.
For the Buffalo Bills, the reason this makes sense is Amukamara is someone who has experience both on the outside as well as at nickel. He is a player that can backup multiple positions, which is something this organization is always looking for.
The addition of Prince Amukamara would give the Buffalo Bills a veteran option if the need arose for him to step into the starting lineup, which is what this team needs at the position until at least Josh Norman returns.